Upskilling, or teaching an employee additional skills, has been a hot topic lately as organizations struggle to attract, recruit, and retain employees at all levels. It gives your team the chance to build expertise and advance their personal and professional growth, and it can enhance employee engagement, satisfaction, and performance.
If you want to get started with upskilling, take a look at what you’re doing with learning and development. Do you have an LMS? Can you track transferable skills and define career paths? Offering tuition reimbursement, paying for training and certifications, and offering internal career coaching can be attractive benefits that support your employees in their career journeys.
Think outside the box with your team; instead of assuming only an entry-level person can do a role, consider internal candidates who may want to move to a new function or scale back as they approach retirement. If you can’t find the right candidate for a position at the right price point, maybe you can give a current employee some education that will qualify them for the role.
In this episode’s listener question, we’re asked about starting a total rewards conversation and mindset. In the news, a recent survey found that 95% of Americans say they have had a coworker who talks too much.
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